Good Day Alabama for July 25, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for July 25, 2014

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for July 25, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us from Briarwood Presbyterian Church for the 6th Annual Briarwood Flea Market. It runs today from 8am until 6pm and tomorrow from 8am until 1pm. It is run by and supports the Women's Ministry. It has raised over $100,000 to support urban ministries that serve the women and children of the city.  The proceeds this year will benefit Foundations Early Learning & Family Center, located in Fairfield. The indoor/outdoor market has over 80 vendors set up in the church gym, lunchroom, and surrounding outside areas. Briarwood Presbyterian Church is located at I-459 and Acton Rd., up the hill from McDonald's. Once on campus, signs will direct you to the Flea Market. For more information visit http://briarwood.org/women-of-the-covenant/the-briarwood-flea-market/.

BBJ - Mike talked with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discuss the banking industry in Birmingham and how the landscape changed over the last ten years; Alabama's positioning in construction jobs; and what will happen if Alabama continues to refuse the expansion of medicaid. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

TAYLOR HICKS - The Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest is Saturday at Railroad Park! It features a phenomenal music lineup including the Grammy Award winning hip hop band, The Roots. And local favorites Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard take the stage. Taylor joined us with his band in the studio to talk about his career and the concert this weekend. He also performed live in the studio with his band. The event is free to the public but VIP tickets are $150 and can only be purchased in advance. VIP tickets include access to two stages, private restrooms, private bar with access to specialty beers, and specials at all food trucks.  Activities get started at noon and music plays in the park from 2pm until 11pm.  Several local food trucks will be on site as well as local BBQ and pizza from Papa John's Pizza. Concessions will be located around the park for purchase.  No coolers or chairs are allowed at the event. Also, no professional cameras with detachable lenses are allowed. Call 205-979-2020 or visit http://www.schaeffercityfest.com for more information or to purchase VIP tickets.

COMEDIAN
- Rod Man is competing on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing" and has made many other television appearances, including "The Bad Boys of Comedy" for HBO, Martin Lawrence's "First Amendment" for Starz, Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out" for MTV, "One Mic Stand" for BET, "The Funny Spot." For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.

ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a new animal. the Hedgehog. Strong muscles in the hedgehog's back allow it to curl into a ball, protecting the face and stomach with its spines pointed in many directions. The stiff spines covering their back are a form of protection. Enjoy $5 Fun Days on August 2nd and 3rd at the Zoo to take advantage of discounted admission! Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. Guests can also see live animal demonstrations and feedings, chat with the keepers and more!  As a Birmingham Zoo Membership benefit, on Monday, July 28, members are invited to enjoy FREE admission (with proof of their valid Zoo Member ID card) at Regions Field to watch the Birmingham Barons play! To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, what happens when you sign up for a fun run and pay your money, then it cancels at the last minute? We explain!  Don't let stiff joints keep you down! Dr. Asa shows us the foods that fight stuff joints and give you some relief! What is an umbrella liability insurance policy and why do you need it? We break it down in Money Tuesday! You heard about the book and then the movie of the little boys story that "Heaven is for Real." We talk with the family that inspired the story! Are your kids ready to head back to school? Do they have a proper backpack or are they at risk of back injuries? We show you how to keep them safe! Comedian Jimmy Shubert joins us in the studio with a few laughs! The experts join us to take your questions about your garden, your pets, and your next fishing trip! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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